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mrnmasaaaw^: Worlffs lost Famous Flyers iiimiiiiiMijji.iiiimi i_*"_ and 26 At the State Fair Grounds wmmmammaamammmaammammtm ?? Europe'sSpeedDemon American Flyer Seymour rompt ZDO CHAS. K. HAMILTON,in His 110-HorsepowerRacing Biplane VS. JOSEPH M. SEYMOUR, in His 120-Horsepower Fiat Vanderbilt Cup Racing Automobile Seymour Also Operates a 50-Horsepower Biplane oc: zo PRICES: Children's admission, 25c; general admission, 50c; general admission, including grandstand, $1; general admission with automobile, including parking space, each person, $1; general admission, including box seat, $1.50. Tickets on sale daily at Straus Cigar Co., 917 East Main Street, at McCoy's, Eighth and Broad Streets, and at the Grounds. News of Petersburg Times-Dispatch Bureau, 10'j North Sycamore Street, Petersburg. Va., November 24. Ruggestlon of a reinforced concrete Beawall along the wharfage property in the clty harbor will, lt Is thought, hardly mature into anythlng practi? cal. The clty owns a portion of tho wharf, and the balanco is owncd by varlous corporatlons and indlvlduala. Th.' coat would have to be divlded aimrag tho owners, accordlng to ex tcnt of frontage, and would be so lieavy as to meet with general objec tlona. Volunteer Cadet Ilaitullnu. Sonator Charles T. Lasslter, of ibls clty, has wrltten an opcn'letter to the I ?Sehool Board, u>;fing the organization of a schoolboy battalion of volunteer cadets, to be unlformed and trained in military-tactlcs. He asks the morat Bupport of the board ln behalf of sucn organization, and states that the time ls now ripe for lt. He bases hls argu inent In favor of the undertaklng on two reasons: the benetlts to be derlved by the boys from competent milltary Instruction and the incldental benetlt to the country at large resultlng from the military training of its youth. Our soldlers of the future, says Sen ator Lassiter, should be molded out of the schoolboys of to-day. He thlnks there are at least 500 white boys now attending the public schools In Petersburg who would be glad of the opportunlty to joln the Vlrginia A'olunteer Cadets, out of which num ber mlght be formed a battallon of flve companies, having boy odlcers from major down, but under competent aiiult control and instruction. He nsks the board to careftilly consider tho matter. .' Pretty .Miirrlnice nt C'huekatucV. In St. John's Episcopal Church, at Chuckatuck, last evenlng at 6 o'clock,! Miss Agncs Godwin Plnner. of Chuck k, was married to Dr. Rlchard Kskredge Parker, of Suffolk, in the presence of a large assemblage of friends and guests. The ceremony was performod by Rev. Frank G. Scott, D. D., of Petersburg. assisted by Rev> W. P. Mlnor, of Norfolk. The church decoratlons were very artistic and pretty, and the -wodding muslc embraced the marches from Mendels sohn and "Lohensrin." The brlde was handsomely attlred In a traveling suit and was attended by her sister, Miss Ellzabeth Pinner. as maid of honor, and by several bridesmaids. F. .1. Oliver, of Suffolk, was best man. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. P3rker left on their brldal trlp. A weddlng luncheon was served durlng the afternoon, be? fore tho .marrlage. Deuth In Hrunsivlck. Mrs. Blossio Steed, wife of A. J. Steed. dled yesterday at her home in Brunswick county. She is survived by her husband, five daughters and three sons. She was the sister of B. M. Kanes, of Petersbun/, and was greatly esteemed ln her sectlon. Pcrnonnl und Otherwlse. Last evenlng at 3 o'clock, in the home of the offlclatlng mlnister. Rev. S. S- Robinson, ln Ettrick. Mlas Beulah Demond Hawklns was marrled to Allie V. Maddera. both of Ettrick. Only a few intlmate friends wero present^ Yesterday at the resldence of J. P. Marshall, on Grove Avenue, Miss Latira Meredith and J. B. Elder. both of Dinwlddie county, were united in wedlock by the Rev. W. C. Taylor, D. D., of this city. Samuel P. Hall, formerly chlef clerk in the manufacturing department of the Virglnia-Carollna Chemlcal Com lany, in Richmond, who was recently :ransferred to duty ln Charleston, S. If You Have Symptoms Of Something Wrong You can well suspect that coffee is disturbing the nervous system, as it is almost certain to do. \ Serious trouble follows if the distrubance continues. If you quit coffee absolutely and use You can prove to yourself whether or not coffee was the cause of the symptoms. It pays to be well. "There's a Reason" Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich. C, left with his famlly for that city last night. Mr. Hall was a former citlzen of Petersburg. and haa many friends here. The new creamery plant at Hlgh and South Streeta ls now ready for the lnstallation of Its machlnery. There are many dalries ln and around Pe? tersburg which wll] glve it patronage. The first instalment of Red Cross seals, to be used for the beneftt of tho Petersburg Tuberculosis Sana torium. has arrlved, and will be placed on sale next Monday. Thanksgiving servlces at the dif ferent churches were largely attended to-day, and practlcally all buslness in the clty was closed after 1 o'clock. Hundreds of people went to Rlchmond to wltness tho football game. Tbe Tralnlng School for S. S. Workers. The Tralning School for Sunday Pchool Workers. held under the ausplces of the Baptlst School As? soclatlon of Petersburg, ls attracting much attentlon and good attendance. | The sessions open at 4 o'clock ln the afternoon, and with intermissions for lunch and conference 'work, continue untll 9 p. M. The addresses are all on subjects of Immediate Interest to the Sunday school, and the speakers all possess the experlence to enable them to talk effectively and give val uable Instruction. The subjects discussed at this after? noon and to-nlght's session were: "The Story-Teller's Art," by Miss Margaret A. Frost; "Organlzing the School," by Arthur Flake, and "The Teachor and the Scholars" and "The Teacher's Prlnclples," by the Rev. Joseph T. Watts, the director of the school. Tho school ls for the btiieftt and Instruc? tion of all Sunday school workers of all denominations. Flghtlng the Whlte Perll. The board of dlrectors and the va rlous committees of the Antl-Tuber culosls League of Petersburg will meet in the hall of the Chamber of Com merce to-morrow evenlng to conslder matters of Importance in reference to tho tuberculosis sanatorium at Bird vllle, which it is hoped to open for the free care of patlents by the be glnnlng of the new year. Reports as to plans for Installlng a septlc tank sewerago system and a llght and heatlng plant, and the ln troduction of clty water will be pre? sented. with estimates of costs, and will be acted on. The league has not only pald for the Blrdville property, but lt has monoy to pay for the needed improvements. Stldden Death. E. J. Fenn, aged sixty-two yeara, died qulte suddenly thla afternoon at hia home on Halifax Street. He was unmarrled, and was engaged ln farm ing on a Umlted scale. Mr. Fenn had not been well for some days, but de clinod to send for a physielan. Ho is survived by a brother, William Fenn, and two sisters, all of thls city. ?'-?.i?. Towed llnek to Port. Wilmington, N. C, November 24.? With slx feet of wator ln her hold, the Machlas. Me., schooner Sllver Spray. which had been at this port almost a month, maklng temporary repalrs, was towed back to port to-day. The schooner aailed from Darien, G_., Soptombor 20, bound to Mllla brldgo, Me., but when 100 milos south of Cape Fear sprang a leak durlng heavy woathor. .She was picked up and towed to thls port with the cap? tain and crow exhauated. Yesterday. In tow of the tug Blanche, ahe sailed for Newport News to make porma nont repairs, but had gotten only out aido tho bar when sho began leaklng again. PHE0IB1 IIRRED TO OEATH Fighting Forest Fires When Caught Under Fall ing Tree. [Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.] XIarion. N. C. -November 24.?A blackened and charred body, supposed to be that of Janies Flynn, a whlte man, was found on Mt. Ida, a mountain just outside of the city limits of Marion. Monday evening, by men who were Children Ory FOR FLETCHER'S OASTO R IA The happiest girl in town is she who las received a piece of Beautiful Jewelry lurchased from J. S. James, for we carry inly the most up-to-date goods made nd take pride in showing all the newest latterns of Jewelry. :all and Inspect Our New Fall Stock. "The Diamond House." J. S. JAMES, Jeweler and Optidan, SEVENTH AND MAIN STREETS. "The House That Jack 99 Christmas Money In It See Sunday Times-Dispatch j fighting the forest fire which has been raging over this and adjoining moun tains slnce Sunday night. Some tlme during Sunday night tho forest which covers tlie mountain caught tire, and fanned by a strong wind, it soon spread over hundreds of acres of fine timber land. Monday morning Flynn and a party of other i men started to flght the flre ln an 1 effort to prevent lt from spreadlng to the property owned by D. A. Kanlpe. It ls supposed that a burnlng tree or llmb fell upon Flynn and pinned him to the earth. rendering him help? less agalnst the mad rush of the liames, which aearly entirely consumed his body. When Flynn did not return Monday afternoon searchlng parties were organized and a hunt for the man began, whlch did not end untll Monday evening, when the searchers came upon a mass of charred. burned and smoking ilesh. Is was hardly recognlzed as being the remains of a human being. The ground around the body showed evl dence of a fierce struggle made by the man in an effort to free himself from the tree whlch had pinned him to the ground. Holes ln the ground around the spot showed where the man had dug his heels in the ground ln a frantic effort to free himself. Though mighty efforts have beon made to stop the rush of the flames, they have all proved ln vain, and noth mg but a heavy rain will stop the flre, whose boundary llne ls noiv per haps over a half milo ln length and growing greater liourly. It has not rained in this section for weeks and the leaves and wood on the mountain sldes burn like tinder. Tuesday evening lt looked as If the firo would spread to Grants Moun? tain and destroy thousands of acres of fine timber land. The few houses on the burned mountain were destroyed. The loss of t'mbcr and houses will reached several thousands of dollars. CO.WEXTIOX ADJOURNS. One of Most Succcssful Meetlngs ln Hlwlory of Churt-li. f&pecial to The TImes-Dlspatch.] Washlngton. N. C, November 21.? The thlrd day's sesslon of tho mls sionary convention of the Christian Church, held in tho Christian and Bap? tist Churches to-day and to-night, completcd the business of that body, and the convention adojurned to hold the next meeting in Ayden, N. C. This convention has been one of the most largely attended, successful and profit able meetlngs in tho history of the Christian Church. The morning ses sion was one of song and praise sor vlces. dlscussions upon the needs of the church ln North Carolina. now bus? iness, then an address on the work of tho union meetlngs, present past and future, by Rev. J. W. Tyndall, of Kinston; reports of the dlfferont union meetlngs held ln tho State during the past year by tho dlfferent delegates. in the afternoon a Giblo school session was conducted by Rev. R. V. Hope, and open conference on Sunday school work. Then camo a short address on the BIble school vlslon, by Mrs. Allce Ma,e, of Boblet, O., followed by another address on tho Blblo school and Chris? tian conrjuest, by Robert M. Hopklns, of Cinclnnatl. O., natlonal superin tendents of Blhle schools. Tho reports of dlfferent commltteos were road and ad.lourjiment taken. The night sesslon was held In both tho Christian and Raptlst Churchos. Addressea on the following subjccts were made: "Home Mlsslons," by Ho bert M. Hopklns, Clncinnnti; "Benevo lence," John Wood. of Atlanta, Ga.; "Christian Men." by P. C. Macfarlnnd, Kansas City, Mo.; "Foreign Mlsslons," A. MacLoan, president of tho Foreign Christian Missionary Socloty, and "Church Extension," by G. W. Muck loy, of the church extenslon b?n.rd, af? ter whlch camo tho usual announoe monts nnd adjournmeut. AcroiitH Ihe I'nl!. rSpoclul to Tho Tlmes-nispatch.] ? Alexandrla, Vii., November 21.?Rev I. R. Sevlor, nastoi- of the Second Presbytorlan Church, has accopted a call to the pastornge of the First Pres. bytorlan Cliurch of Augusta, Ga,, Jan uavy 1. | IILLIffl TAKEN THROUGH FRAUD Postmaster - General Explains How Cotton Brokerage Firm Operated Its Thefts. Washlngton, D. C, November 24.? -ommentlng on tho arrest yesterday by post-otllce Inspectors , of John W. Knight, senlor member of the cotton brokerage llrm of Knight, Yancey & do., Decatur, Ala., Postmaster-Genorai flltchcock to-day gave out a statement ln which he says that the operatlons if thls concern through the alleged fraudulent uso of tho mails would loubtless exceed $1,000,030. The alleged fraud was commltted, ha iays by the uso of bogus bllls of lad ng and maklng fictltious reports. II s also asserted that by maklng false ?eports of shlpments to Insurance com )anies certlflcates of insuranco were irocured covering both rallway and narine rlskis. These gesulno Insur mce certlflcates were accepted as In llcating tho honesty of the shipments. ;yid the bllls of ladlng thus accompa nicd wero ncgotlated by note brokera. who procured payment from the for elgn Importers in advance of delivery. The cotton purchased, Mr. Hltchcock says, never arrlved. Mr. Hitchcock declares that the trana actions of Knight, Yancey & Co. wero simllar to those of another concern of Corinth, Miss,, whose members were recently lndlcted on evldence procured by post-omco inspectors. The Postmaster-General's statement further allegos that ''the lnvestigation devoloped that the two concerns had an arrangement by which they ex changed drafts, each holdlng power of attorney for the other to accept such drafts. and that together they com mltted frauds agrgregatlng between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000." Select Frldoy, the 1.1th. [SpecJal to Tlie Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Raleigrh. N. C., November 24.?The North Carollna Historlcal Commlssion selectetl Frlday evenlng, January 13. for unveillng tho marble bust of Sena tor Matt W. Ransom. just arrlved from Paris. to be placed ik ono of the four nlchos ln the rotunda of the State House. Tho presentatlon spe-ech will be made by Colonel J. Bryan Grimea, the acceptance by Governor Kitchln. and trlbutes to Senator Ransom by ox ?Tudge R. W. winston and ex-aovernoc i Thomas J. Jarvls. - -<-= ' Wedding Gifts THE NOWLAN COMPANY, 921 East Main Street, are headquarters for Elegant Gifts of Fine Gold, Sterling Silver and Rich Cut Glass, and when quality is considered their prices are the lowest. All correapondcnce grtven cnrefal attentlon. Good- sent on npproval, exprcss prepntd. Aviation Meet, 1 Educational, Conven tion, Football, Recep tions, Weddings, etc. Olfice, day only Mon, 780 or781 Virginia Taxi - Service Co.